Come to a Garden Party
The Healing Garden, located near the south entrance, represents the cycle of life. It is a place to think, pray, grieve, hope, give thanks, and remember. To celebrate the Healing Garden—and the volunteers who keep it beautiful—there will be a Garden Party on Sunday, August 5, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. Come enjoy refreshments and the beauty of the garden—then stop inside and greet Marilyn Schempp.

Be a Friend!
Caring Friends opportunities exist at Bethany Meadows, Brandon; Morgan Lane Village, Tea; Good Samaritan Center, Canton; and Edgewood Vista, Covington Care Center, and Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls.

Caring Friends serves members who are homebound or in nursing homes or care facilities. At right, OSL Caring Friend Carol Nielsen visits Bernice Oberling at Trail Ridge Retirement Community.

Contact Deb Harlan, 336-2942, ext. 48, or, to join this important ministry!

Card Making
OSL Friends of the Library meet in Room 103 on Wednesday mornings, from 9:00 to noon, to create recycled greeting cards to sell in the OSL Library. Money raised (suggested donation: $2) supports the Library. Donations of whole used or new cards are always welcome and may be put in the box in the Library (by the card kiosk) or in the donation box by the south doors. The new cards are donated to area nursing homes and the Caring Families program at the South Dakota state prison. This is a wonderful time for women’s fellowship and a chance to change old into new!

Health Ministries
Our Savior’s has a number of ongoing health ministries that meet on a weekly or monthly basis. Feel free to join any of the following sessions. For more information, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Footcare Clinic
Cost is $25 per person. Wednesday, August 1, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Call the Church Office, 336-2942, to schedule your appointment.

Hope for Living with
Illness or Cancer

Every Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Friendship Room. People and their families who have or are experiencing the challenge of cancer are welcome. If you cannot attend, but would like to be on our prayer and devotional mailing list, contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

Knitting/Crocheting Ministry
Learn how to knit or crochet prayer shawls (to be given to people to remind them of God’s presence and love in their lives) and mittens and scarves (for missions).
Wednesday, August 8 and 22, 9:30 a.m.

Good Grief
Every Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in Room 103. Offers support to anyone dealing with loss and crisis in their lives.

Memory Care Support Group
Saturdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Conference Room. For caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s and dementia, the group is a place for caregivers to share and to receive understanding and empathy. Contact Michelle Anderson, Faith Community Nurse, 336-2942, ext. 48, or

OSL-sponsored Pickleball: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., in the Gym.

Friendship Club
Friendship Club will kick off its fall schedule with a trip to the Heritage Hall Museum and Archives in Freeman, on September 18. The bus will leave from OSL at 9:00 a.m., returning in the early afternoon.

Watch for sign-up sheet and additional details coming soon at the Information Center and in the Church Office. For more information, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, 336-2942 or Thanks to the Senior Ministries Board for scheduling this event!

Men’s Bible Breakfast
OSL’s Men’s Bible Breakfast and Lutheran Men in Mission group meets on the first and third Saturday of each month at 8:30 a.m. in the Conference Room. A continental breakfast is provided by members at each gathering. Men of all ages are invited to attend this one-hour Bible study when it meets on August 4 and August 18. For more details, contact Pr. Tim Lemme, or 336-2942, ext. 19.

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